Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.

There was mayhem at the Barclays Sheffield branch last Monday (14th November). Dressed as cleaners, many in drag, complete with mops, buckets sponges and brushes the “Dirty Scrubbers” from Extinction Rebellion arrived to give the bank a spring clean. As tunes such as “Carwash” by Rose Royce, “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees and “IContinue reading “Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.”

How a city can save the world

Last week I was privileged to see the Crucible Studio production “How a city can save the world”, directed by Tess Seddon and performed by the Sheffield People’s Theatre. We witnessed five ordinary Sheffielders transported into a dystopian future where only 24 people had survived the eco-apocalypse. I’m sure many of the audience will haveContinue reading “How a city can save the world”

A tour of London Docklands

In a week where temperature records were smashed, I spent some time visiting family in London.  On Friday I  toured  London Docklands with my brother. The first point of note was the travel cost. An all-day off-peak travel card cost me £9.50, not much more than two return trips by bus from my home toContinue reading “A tour of London Docklands”

Could this be the solution to the world food crisis?

Last week the Government announced its new food strategy but was immediately criticised by its advisor, Henry Dimbleby, for omitting most of his suggestions. “It’s not a strategy,” said the founder of the Leon food chain.  “It doesn’t set out a clear vision as to why we have the problems we have now and itContinue reading “Could this be the solution to the world food crisis?”

International Women’s Day – a Congolese climate activist speaks

A guest blog by Hazel Bober Extinction Rebellion Sheffield is partnered with Extinction Rebellion Université de Goma near the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to enable the two organisations to support and learn from each other. As International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world, Hazel Bober spoke to activistContinue reading “International Women’s Day – a Congolese climate activist speaks”

LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE

A guest blog by Karine Nohr I was looking recently at paying my Council Tax and to my shock and horror, I found that the Sheffield City Council still banks with Barclays Bank! Why does this matter, you may ask? Barclays claim that they can make a real contribution to tackling climate change. But theyContinue reading “LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE”

I have been selected as the Green Party candidate for Nether Edge and Sharrow

.  Graham Wroe has been selected as the Green Party candidate for the ward of Nether Edge and Sharrow for the May elections. He aims to replace Councillor Alison Teal who has decided to return to her professional practice in May. After 40 years of teaching, in Sheffield, Uganda, Barnsley and Rotherham, Graham has retiredContinue reading “I have been selected as the Green Party candidate for Nether Edge and Sharrow”

How Supertram could be extended to provide public transport fit for the 21st century.

How Supertram could be extended to provide public transport fit for the 21st century. New routes could connect the Hospitals, Chesterfield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Huddersfield, Totley and Stocksbridge

Do they know it’s Christmas? The media are ignoring the crisis in East Africa.

As most of us prepare to enjoy Christmas with plenty to eat and drink our media are ignoring the dreadful fate of people in East Africa. The poorest and most vulnerable children on the planet are being killed in huge numbers by climate breakdown. We still listen to “Do they know it’s Christmas” on theContinue reading “Do they know it’s Christmas? The media are ignoring the crisis in East Africa.”

Defend the right to protest

Picture the scene. On a rainy morning in London, an Extinction Rebellion protest is in full swing in Millbank, demanding the Government start to act now to prevent billions of worldwide deaths which will happen if we don’t drastically reduce our carbon emissions.  Hundreds of people are sitting in the road, chanting and singing. SheffielderContinue reading “Defend the right to protest”